Happy First Week of School, Brown Room!
Each school day, we go outside for approximately one hour. On Fridays, we begin this hour of outdoor exploration (work and play) by arriving and gathering in the outdoor classroom, which we refer to as backwards days. Over time, the differences in daily schedules will become familiar to all of us! Here's to our first week of change, adjustment, and novelty!
Locating and Identifying Our Cubbies... (and cubby bags)
We've got photos in each cubby. But wait... "Where's my cubby bag?"
Integral to the St. John's experience is the exploration of materials, and for the Brown Room, exploring new materials is rudimentary to our yearlong work. Considering this, we may choose to introduce a new material with an objective in mind.
After giving time and attention to watercoloring, Will shifts his attention to view and perceive the watercolor brush guide.
We often focus on process in the work that we do. Here Adaline, noticed the extra water and asked, "Can I wipe it?" So we got a paper towel to wipe her watercolor painting. In the process she also noticed the transfer of color to the paper towel.
Our Birthday Calendar and the Passage of Time
A few photos yet to come but most of our Brown Room collective are represented on our birthday calendar! Happy Birthday to Lou, Lou and Pierce! Next to come, in September are Cully and Will. (The colors represent months.)
As celebrations take place, the blank slates above the portraits will be replaced with a photocopy of the birthday gift.
Our Class Schedule: Who is Here and When?